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'k&t* Vol. 53 -No, 30 One Section North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, May 26, 1976 20Pages Completely Local News Fifteen Cents Tennis Court Lights Discussed Sen.Johnson Tenth Street Residents figjE" Oppose 4-Foot Lawn Strip A number of 10th Street residents were pres- ant at the Monday, May 24 meeting of the North Canton City Council to voice their opinions of the •I '/, foot lawn strip the city will Wave placed between the street and sidewalks during the installation of curbs, gutters and, sidewalks in that area. Lawn strips in the city range in widths from 2'/, feet to 4'/, feet depending on the width of the street. 10th Street lis a 50 foot wide street. THEY'VE GOT A "HANG-UP!" Five members of the North Canton Jaycees are hard at work hanging banners at City Limits advertising the upcoming 24th Annual North Canton Jaycees Pair here June 14-20 at the fairgrounds on 7th Street. Pictured on the ladder is Dennis Lantzy. Holding tne ladder are Marty Johnson (left) and.John Gibooney (right). Holding the end of the banner are Dennis.Grady (left) and Bob Hardy (right). The fair is the local Jaycee's money raising event of the year. Last year's Fair net income was over 50 per cent of the total club operating budget. The, Jaycee Fair features many game booths, concession stands, a game tent with games of chance, Food tent, rides entertainment and much, more, plus the crowning of the'1976 .North Canton Jaycee "Bicentennial Queen who will be named Saturday evening, June 19 at the fair.-— Hoover Students Complete Major Bicentennial Projects "Happy Birthdky America" has been the theme in North Canton Schools throughout this school year as various Bicentennial Projects are planned and completed. Thursday, May 20 was a special day as students made official presentations to schools officials. Theodore tsuie.v principal at ■ Hooyer*:_Iigh School, ac-■• ceptett, from.. representatives of: the sophomore, . junior tnd senior classes, Patterson, /junior; and'Jeff Esmont, sophomore, made the presentations on behalf of the student body. T_h e. Junior andSenior- Hlgh Industrial Arts Departments presentedunlque Bicentennial-Plaques to Superintendent Dr. James t*ejye historical flags,, ;J3randati and to thepMbci- JW-Cl^elJl^ t»WyaSare-iiltofiasocial; studies project. The flags ) are displayed <lri.i the entrancehallway\ of Hoover High School. Mr. Isue ac cepted the flags and promptly dedicated the entrance way as the '"Hall of Flags." The twelve flagspur- chased by the students are the 50star US.flagandthe - official American Revolution Bicentennial Flas as current National Flags; King .Georges Cross,, the Kings Colors, the Grand Union.Fiag', theBetsy Ross flag, and IJie Star Spangled Banner, representing historical flags that have flown over North America. Historical Flags that havebeen flown for special purposes or over certain regions are represented by the Ohio State Flag, the Bennington 76 Flag, the Continental Flag, the Gadsden Flag, and the Confederate Flag. Patti Phillips, senior; Kelly especially fp£ the Bicentennial witt the colorful official American Revolution Bicentennial Logo centered on a colonial style design representing our nation' s heritage. The professional look of the plaques attest to the woodworking skill students are taught at t he Junior and Senior High levels. Presenting those plaques were Brad Hamlin and Tin Smith from Hoover and Don Knutty and D on Myles from the Junior High School. Robert McCIeaster, Hoover High band director, has received much acclaim for his Corps Style Band. Students in the Social Studies Department noticed that the Bicentennial Flag was missing from the National Unit during exhibitions, so they added another flag to their purchase plans during the school-wide ftind rais ing campaign. Mr.McCIeaster was presented the 4' x 6' God Fringed Bicentennial Flag during Thursday's ceremonies by Barbara Ball and Tarnela Morath. - North Canton students have been Involved In a number of Bicentennial projects throughout the school year. Contributions continue to be made to the "President McKinley Mon- ; ument Restoration Fund." A total of $566.19 has been donated. The High School English Department. periodically has placed special displays in case, throughout the . school with ^ch,themes as -*4itefti&rQ,of. the Gc-bpiai Pe ri 6d," 'v*ra'iS Novel in America/-' "Ohioans in Literature," and "Drama in America." Bicentennial Minutes honoring such American authors as John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams*, and Ralph Waldo Emersbnhave been broadcast on the school's public address system on. the author's birthday. The North Canton School System has been promoting (Continued to page 2) - "I don't have much to add to the letters which have already been given toMayor Strausser," stated Donald T. Ritchie of 12610thSt.NE concerning the 4-foot lawn strip. "Maybe theCity feels this will enhance the looks of the street.Some Council- men (headedby William Gluck, chairman of Council's Street & Alley Committee) made a survey of the Maple trees in front of my home and told me the trees would not be removed. Was -this said in good fidth?" Council president David G. Clark told Mr. Ritchie that Council has not received a report from the Street and Alley committee yetso . Councilmen have not yet been able' to take a stand on the matter. Mr. Ritchie also told Council that he feels the residents should be notified , in writing prior to the beginning of the construction, just what the cost p e r frontage foot will be toeach property qwn£r, City Engineer and acting City Administrator Deririls Flechtner said that these figures are available to residents at City Hall. He sild at th_5 point the cost tore-:. sidents is $12.10 a foot (for ndslde**- m^> may vary depending on the work'•'am! the job is <&&- , pleted. He did state that the cost cannot exceed 10 p e r cent over the $12.10 figure. P rior to action on legislative matters, Council heard a report from yard 4 Councilman Paul,Blohm, chairman ofthe Park and Recreation Committee of Council, concerning lighting of tennis courts, Mr.Blohm stated there are eight tennis courts at four locations in North Canton that are all unlighted. At Witwer Park there ls lighting at the site but there are residents within 20 feet; At Dogwood there is service in abuild- iflg 45 feet from the courts. -At Price Park there is service 15 feet, from the cpurts. The courts on Glenwood are very close to residents so the lighting would nptbe practical at that location. _tAi. Blohm and another committee member Les if a y e, Councllman-a t- Large, had a conference with representatives from tife Ohio Power Company apd were given operational costs and some data.. The Nbrth Canton Recreation Board has recommended lighting the tennis courts. The Recreation Committee of Council recommends the lighting of twodoublecourts one at Price Park and the ij-fher at Didgwood Park; metal halide be considered is the type of lighting; funding be done through recreation fund capital improvement and other sources. Approximate cost would be $12,000. ^Council passed an Ordinance Monday concerning Police Department personnel regulations, etc. At the request of the Police De- -J&rtment, personnel premium pgyfpr holidays will •S^£^___________________ be paid for work performed on the calendar holiday rather than the holiday ob- servedby other City department workers. ln other action, Council: TABLED an ordinance concerning the acceptance of a record plat at Homestead Acres. ADOPTED an ordinance permitting the purchase of departmental equipment at an estimated cost of $34,157. Upon request of the committee, the Mayor reduced the original request submitted in January In the amount of $75,887by $1,157. AGREED to enter into a contract for the purchase of a used police crulserwith- out advertisement and competitive bidding. The cruiser is presently being leased by theCity from Jaymor Lincoln-Mercury and w 111 be bought at a cost of $1 737 71 AUTHORIZED the sale of used City equipment. PASSED legislation requiring all interest earned by the City Treasury Investment Account to be credited to the General Fund, with exception of interest earned on Bond Retirement Fund deposits. AGREED to establish the 1976 Curb and Gutter Improvement Project Construction Fund (7th St. NE, 6 th St. NW and Hlllcrest Chamber To Give Flags To Kids At Parade ouU For Town' Are June 3 '(kr MJ|^^^*^4#^****^***************** t 5 * Bicentennial Almanac &**.*************^ There was excitement in town like never before, -- for weeks there had been talk of nothing else. Everyone had watched it nearing. completion. Little Boys decked out In their sailor straws could hardly wait, frightening little girls In white ruffled dresses clutched th el r.mothers hand. While complaining Mothers Jostled the children and their fashionable paro- sals knowing this meant mere would be more dust and dirt tracked into' the house. Father in his Sunday best bowler popped his vest with pride atthe great sight . of progress. Everyone was done oUt in his finery. The date-May 15,1901- lt was the maiden run of the Interurban Electric Street Car Line. The throaty whistle pierced the spring air. but from town the cars swept along the track with almost frightening speed, all the way to 40 miles per hour.;'' '•■,.•;.:■.•- . -,v S $v e n ty-flve years ago this was area! boom to any communltyrand we wereon ; the main tine. There was supposed to be, service , every'tiii-ty minute, to ■■> Canton and hourly to Akron - but many an hour wouldbe spent waiting for the delay- : ed cars. For months, like waiting for the street car lines to bebullt,wehave been planning a gala event you will not want to miss. We will not be having a maiden run, inf act, there will be no "next car" so we have to offer something for every- ones enjoyment the first time around. No one willbe left out, but like theold N&.L.T.C. (NorthernOhio Light and Traction Co.) you'll need a.ticket. If you want tohelpus make the Gazebo a reality you will, answer the letter you will soon receive with ,a donation to assure its building. There are no souvenir ticket stubs anymore from the old streetcar however you'll have memories ofthe Bicentennial if you get a Keepsake-plate, mug, or necklace. "'••,";.• ';-'-■ .■ For about thirty years the. street carscUckety-clack- ed along the roadways north ... and south. Yet after only a few days toe Bicentennial celebration will pass into history. Grab ia seat -don't miss the car it will be a : long time before the next one passes. Judge Donald Reader Speaker At NC Memorial Day Parade "Chrisis" will he the topic of Judge Donald Reader's Memorial Day address to be given following the traditional Memorial Day Parade next Monday. In the parade will be the Jaycee Queen contestants, City officials, Indians Princesses and Guides Boy and Girls Scouts, local service organizations, Congressland, Chapter of DAR, 4-H units with horse, Stark County Sheriffs men, and many others. - Everyone ls invited to view the parade and join ln the Memorial Service. Tryouts for a Chautauqua Week production ot Our Town will be held at the Legion HallonCharlotteSt. at 7:30 p.m. on June 3. The play willbe performed during the Bicentennial celebration at the Chautauqua tent. James Barnett, working with a newly organized North Canton Little Theater group willbe director. Tryouts will be for adult male and female parts and a few teenagers. Our Town was written by Thorton Wilder and was first produced onBroadway February 4,1938. It is the story of a typical New England town and the interesting people who live there. Throughout the years it has been a theater-goers favorite as well as a favorite actors production both in Little Theater and High Schools. It was theSenior Class production in 1941 at the old North Canton High School. All are w el com e to try out. *" "The'NoW CantWCTiim-'' ber of Commerce has announced they will hold their annual distribution of flags to children again this year along the Memorial Day Parade route. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. in the 7thStreet areamovingsouth to Bachtel Street and ending at Hoover High School. Jack Hanes Is chairman ofthe Memorial Day Flag Distribution. The Memorial Day parade here is being sponsored by American Legion Post 419. The Chamber also has vflags for sale. They have cotton and nylon 3'x5'UJS. flags and nylon Ohio flags in sizes 2'x 3'and 3'x 5*. Ave. SW), and appropriate hinds necessary for completion of the projects costs for the current expenses during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 1976. DECIDED to s e 11 the $250,000 gallon water storage tower. LEARNED fromWardl Councilman Glenn Maag, chairman of the Sanitary Sewer and Water Committee that the cost to put the Water Treatment Plant back into operation following the flood was $12,000. An In-_ vestigation Report Is belng~ made for steps to be taken to prevent .this situation from happening again. EMPHASIZED that t h e time limit at the tennis courts in Norih Canton Is two set or approximately one hour. This time limit is (Continued to Page 2) 'Sun' News & Ad Copy Due In Earlier With Memorial Day, May 31 falling on a Monday, the news copy and advertising deadlines have been moved up for June 2 issue of "The Sun". All news copy must be in The Sun office no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 28. All classified and display- ad copy must besubmltted by Saturday, May 29. Only last minute classified will be accepted until 12 noon Tuesday, June 1. '■■ r •'■■ ''^fni.uM'^''^ Plans For New Scouting Unit Are Discussed A Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of AmericaSteering, - Committee of adults and youths met recently todis- cuss the formation of a local chapter of National Eagle Scout Association. The parent organization was created in 1972 to bring together Eagle scouts of all ages. Anyone Interested In joining is to contact Donald L. Bair, Buckeye Council chairman pro tern. SPENDERS-$100 MILLION OHJO-$0 Ohio's financial picture is one of teetering near the brink of insolvency. Figures recently released from theSenateOfficeof Budget and Management concerning our spending in comparison to our revenue- showed that without the Governor's 2% cutback on spending we would have run a deficit this year. Put simply we would have spent more than we took in. The Governor Is most likely to order the same cut fids upcoming year as the projections show we are set to spend $30 million more than revenues to the state. Already issuing a hiring freeze to help curb these financial problems, I am in mil agreement with the Governor that we must continue to tighten our belt. PROGRAM BUDGEST — OUT OF WHACK, OUT OF TUNE, OUT OF MONEY Current problems facing state problems should be solved through a combination of improving our management and fiscal austerity while shifting dollars from less vital programs as the case demands. I must again lay the blame for our present financial situation flat in the lap of the majority party of the Legislature. I have expressed my disagreement with their revenue projections and appropriation scheme since April of 1975. Their budget for the blen- nlum was $100 million out of balance. BETTER MANAGEMENT- BETTER PERFORMANCE - Tbe majority leadership has been, acting, only when mkmMtei*stl_eli0i Current examples can b* seen in the Medicaid and higher education instructional grants. This is not effective management to say the least. We should be Investigating programs to determine funding on the basis of program effectiveness and necessity to Ohioans —not on the basis of political pressure. I have sponsored legislation which will require these performance- need audits, though no heed has been, paid to its merit. To be optimistic,7 the state could benefit from its current financial crisis, if only to see the need to improve administration and ( Continued to page 2) Raymond Baker and Walter Trott, longtime Legion members wiil serve as Grand Marshals for the parade which is sponsored yearly by the members ' of Post 419 American Legion. This year they'are being assisted by the Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Society. . The Parade will begin In the 7th Street area moving south along MalnS tr e e t' to Bachtel street and ending at Hoover High School where the Memorial Service will take place. The Hoover band u nder the direction of Robert McCIeaster will assist in the flag raising by playing the Star Spangled Banner. Dave - Kinkema of the Community Building YMCA will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The New Berlin Band w i 11 play several numbers as part of the service. The Saldte to the Dead will be given by the Legion members. .<■■-'■•;.':.. v.. ■ Student Piano Fund Competition At Jr. High and Portage School Homeroom students at the North Canton Junior High School and Portage,Middle School are staging a North Campus Piano Fund competition. Tho homeroom students of each school who collect the largest amount of money for the Piano Fund by Tuesday, June .2, will not only enrich the Fund toward the purchase of a concert piano, for the new auditorium, but will also gain a reward for their efforts.; / _ —v Joseph Smith; Principal at Portage Middle School, has promised a treat to the winning homeroom students, and Donald LaHue, Principal' at NorthCanton Junior High. School, will 'serve milk shakes to the homeroom winners at his school. In addition, Dorothy Define, Music Director at both schools, will match the amounts of money collected by the two winning groups. Dorothy serves'.. as Co- Chairman with Ray Gillman, Vice President, Public Affairs, of Hoover Worldwide Corporation, for the Piano Fund Drive. The Drive for $7,250 began May 17 and wiU end June 1. Donations are tobe made payable to theNorth Canton Board of Education and are tax aecucttble. A donation of $100 or' more will qualify the donor, as a "Friendof Music." This category of donors will be listed on a special plaque which willbe posted In thp deW North Campus Audito r I u m. Pied.gfts 'are payable through the end of August. In addition to Its use for school functions, the new auditorium will serve as the first community auditorium for such events as concerts and plays. HANDMADE RIVER BOATS. These two historical river boats, The Cape Girardeau (top) and the Gordon C, Greene (bottom), were handmade by George Nichols of 454_ Roosevelt NE, Canton, and are on display at the Mohler Lumber Company, 4214 Portage Rd. Specializing in making steam boats, Mr. Nichols has been involved in this hobby for the past.25 years. It took him seven years (during his spare time) to make the Gordon C. Greene. Mr. Nichols was bom and raised in Marietta, along the Ohio River and has another, one of his fine models in the River Museum in Marietta. The Cape Girardeau, which later became the Gordon C. Greene, was built in Jefferson, In., and featured three boilers and a paddlewheel, 22 feet in diameter and 28 feet long. Her engines were by Iowa Machine Works and made up of parts from the Old Fred Herold engines. She went from Louisville to St. Louis in November, 1923, and made her maiden trip to St. Louis Cape Girardeau trade in April. 1924. Miss Christine Rowling christened the boat. Capt. Buck Leyhe was the commander. She was sold in the spring of 1935 to Greene Line Steamers, Inc., and was renamed Gordon C. 'Greene. She was then twice altered in appearance. A "second texas was built on her and the pilothouse was raised 28 feet in the spring of 1936 at Cincinnati. The '"Texas" was again altered and the pilothouse upped two feet In November of 1937 at Cincinnati. She first ran Pittsburgh-Cincinnati for summer trade, making other trips to the Tennessee River, New Orleans and elsewhere in the off-season. She has made four Mardi Gras Voyages; in 1938, 1939, 1941 and 1947. Capt. Tom R. Greene commanded the boat until the Delta Queen caime on the track and then Capt. Joe Heath was master. The whistle of the Gordon is familiar the length arid breath of the Mississippi system. Although the whistle's origin is somewhat clouded, it is known to have come from the Calhoun.
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Vol. 53 -No, 30 One Section North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, May 26, 1976 20Pages
Tennis Court Lights Discussed
Tenth Street Residents figjE"
Oppose 4-Foot Lawn Strip
A number of 10th Street residents were pres-
ant at the Monday, May 24 meeting of the North
Canton City Council to voice their opinions of the
•I '/, foot lawn strip the city will Wave placed between the street and sidewalks during the installation of curbs, gutters and, sidewalks in that area.
Lawn strips in the city range in widths from 2'/,
feet to 4'/, feet depending on the width of the
street. 10th Street lis a 50 foot wide street.
THEY'VE GOT A "HANG-UP!" Five members of the North Canton
Jaycees are hard at work hanging banners at City Limits advertising the
upcoming 24th Annual North Canton Jaycees Pair here June 14-20 at the
fairgrounds on 7th Street. Pictured on the ladder is Dennis Lantzy. Holding tne ladder are Marty Johnson (left) and.John Gibooney (right). Holding the end of the banner are Dennis.Grady (left) and Bob Hardy (right).
The fair is the local Jaycee's money raising event of the year. Last year's
Fair net income was over 50 per cent of the total club operating budget.
The, Jaycee Fair features many game booths, concession stands, a game
tent with games of chance, Food tent, rides entertainment and much, more,
plus the crowning of the'1976 .North Canton Jaycee "Bicentennial Queen
who will be named Saturday evening, June 19 at the fair.-—
Hoover Students Complete
Major Bicentennial Projects
"Happy Birthdky America" has been the theme
in North Canton Schools throughout this school year
as various Bicentennial Projects are planned and
Thursday, May 20 was a
special day as students
made official presentations
to schools officials. Theodore tsuie.v principal at ■
Hooyer*:_Iigh School, ac-■•
ceptett, from.. representatives of: the sophomore, .
junior tnd senior classes,
Patterson, /junior; and'Jeff
Esmont, sophomore, made
the presentations on behalf
of the student body.
T_h e. Junior andSenior-
Hlgh Industrial Arts Departments presentedunlque
Superintendent Dr. James
t*ejye historical flags,, ;J3randati and to thepMbci-
studies project. The flags )